King Aethelstan the Glorious
I was in Wiltshire at the weekend and decided to drop in on King Aethelstan who was buried in Malmesbury Abbey in 939. He was the grandson of King Alfred the Great and I was wondering if his bones may be used for the DNA match with Alfred.
Here's a photo of Aethelstan's tomb which was built in his commemoration in the fourteenth century. His poor nose has been swiped by somebody. The tomb does not mark the spot of the grave. The bones are somewhere under the Abbey floor but their exact location is unknown so he can't be disinterred. RIP Aethelstan the Glorious!